W. Johnston County high teacher charged with statutory rape of a child under 15

A former Johnston County Public Schools teacher was arrested on multiple charges including statutory rape of a child under the age of 15.



Amanda Jane Doll, age 37, has been charged with statutory rape of a child under the age of 15, sex act with a student, and indecent liberties with a child.

It is unclear if the charges are related to the same child or multiple children.

Doll was arrested on Sept. 2. As of Sept. 5, she remains in the Johnston County Detention Center. Her next court appearance is Sept. 6.

Doll was apparently fired from her position as an English teacher at West Johnston County High School. She had been a substitute teacher in the district for six months prior to being hired full-time in August of 2021.

A news post on West Johnston High’s website includes Doll as one of 33 teachers nominated to be “outstanding” first-year teachers. There is a possible teaching license on file that may be Doll’s, however, a typo appears to be involved which lists her name twice:

Current Date: 09/05/2022 09:35 AM
License Number: 1255343
Name: Doll, Amanda Amanda Doll
License Type: Educator
License Status: Current
Expiration Date: 06/30/2024
Effective Date: 11/26/2021
License Area(s): Social Studies 6-9
English 9-12

A now-removed profile from the high school’s website said Doll earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies in 2008 and a Master’s in Art of Teaching in 2021 from UNC Wilmington.

In April 2020, another Johnston County teacher was arrested.

Tammy Annette Braswell, age 51, was arrested in Wayne County on April 8 and charged with misdemeanor assault on a child under age 12. She was released from the Wayne County Detention Center on a $1,000 unsecured bond. Her next court appearance will be on May 17 in Johnston County.

Braswell had worked at South Smithfield Elementary. There are no current updates on that case.

The JoCo Report published an article on May 10 detailing the district had dragged its feet for months in reporting allegations that a teacher named Tammy Braswell had assaulted a 4-year-0ld pre-k student in mid-December of 2021. According to law enforcement, the assault was not reported until February of 2022.

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a reporter currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_ Tips: APDillon@Protonmail.com
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